Dear Cassie by Lisa Burstein

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What if the last place you should fall in love is the first place that you do?

You’d think getting sent to Turning Pines Wilderness Camp for a month-long rehabilitation “retreat” and being forced to re-live it in this journal would be the worst thing that’s ever happened to me.

You’d be wrong.

There’s the reason I was sent to Turning Pines in the first place: I got arrested. On prom night. With my two best friends, who I haven’t talked to since and probably never will again. And then there’s the real reason I was sent here. The thing I can’t talk about with the guy I can’t even think about.

What if the moment you’ve closed yourself off is the moment you start to break open?

But there’s this guy here. Ben. And the more I swear he won’t—he can’t—the deeper under my skin he’s getting. After the thing that happened, I promised I’d never fall for another boy’s lies.


And yet I can’t help but wonder…what if?
 

About Lisa Burstein

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Lisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She received her MFA in Fiction from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University and is glad to finally have it be worth more than the paper it was printed on. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her very patient husband, a neurotic dog and two cats. Pretty Amy is her first novel. She never went to her senior prom. Burstein lives in Portland, OR.
 
Published March 5, 2013 by Entangled Teen. 352 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult.

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Gr 10 Up—Predictable, implausible, and deeply unpleasant are the terms that best describe this book. Cassie is a foul-mouthed, cigarette-craving, recent high-school graduate who, along with her two best friends, stole drugs from the boys who stood them up on Prom Night. She writes in diary form f...

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